Sony slips Skype on PlayStation Vita
Microsoft on call?
Sony is planning to bring Skype to PlayStation Vita, according to photos leaked online.
Shots of a Sony presentation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, were upped by GameGeneration and appear to show the Skype logo alongside various expected Vita features, including PSN, Wi-Fi and DLNA.
A Skype application launched for the original PSP back in 2008, however after Microsoft's recent acquisition of the internet telephone tool, it seemed an inclusion this time for the PlayStation Vita was unlikely.
At the time of acquisition, Microsoft stated that it "will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms".
If these pics are accurate, presumably the company will keep its word, even at the possible detrimental cost of improving its competitors products.
In more official PlayStation Vita news, Sony has put out a fresh trailer, showing off some of the forthcoming handheld's features. These include voice and text chat, online play and connecting socially with those in the vicinity. Check it out below.®
What promise in particular ?
Did they specify ALL non-Microsoft platforms? Did they specify any in particular ?
Seems to me they can drop support for any/all non-Microsoft platforms bar any one that they choose to keep, and they can still claim to have upheld their promise. <shrug>
A clear case of wishful thinking endowing a vague statement with more meaning than it actually contained upon objective scrutiny.
Nothing to do with Microsoft that one
Skype have been dropping third party clients for a while now. Fring went almost a year ago and Nimbuzz went in October, was obvious Asterisk would follow once the contract expired.
Was all down to ad revenue, Skype dont want 3rd party clients using their network as they dont get money from them.
"MS will continue to invest in and support Skype clients on non-Microsoft platforms"
They already broke that promise by pulling the licensed Skype trunk from Asterisk PBX before the ink had dried on the press release.